1.5 Core Solo, 1.66 or 1.83 Core Duo, or 1.83 or 2 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Can I install intel i5 on the mac mini

i am wondering if i can install intel i5 on a mac mini

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Sorry, No.

The i series chips use a different socket (three different ones now!) than what your Core Duo system has. Intel did make a transition chip but it won't work in your system (wrong TPD).

For fun you can review the different Intel chips here: Intel ARC DB

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